Friday, April 10, 2009

He'll Do Anything...To Get Elected

from the nycpublicschoolparents blog
Talk about politicizing our schools….
Tweed won’t let people hand out leaflets for CEC candidates in school buildings because it is too “political”, but somehow Bloomberg is allowed to use school newsletters to recruit high school students for his re-election campaign. Reportedly, some schools have been persuaded to even offer course credits to students who work for his re-election!
Talk about killing two birds with one stone: Bloomberg is able to artificially raise graduation rates and obtain cheap child labor for his campaign with one fell swoop.
Reminiscent of the tactics he used to coerce organizations that received city money to testify on behalf of the extending term is increasingly clear that there are no limits to how far he will go to get his way.
Had this sort of corruption occurred in the days of the old Board of Education or Community school boards you would never have heard the end of it --- especially from the tabloids and mainstream media. But again the billionaire bully is able to break all the rules and get away with it.

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